Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center in Sun City West and Banner Thunderbird Medical Center in Glendale each received recognition in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospital rankings.
U.S. News & World Report Tuesday released its annual Best Hospitals, the publication’s 23rd annual edition, which showcases more than 720 of the nation’s roughly 5,000 hospitals. Fewer than 150 are nationally ranked in at least one of 16 medical specialties.
Six Banner hospitals in Arizona received a top ranking, including Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center in Phoenix, which was named No. 1 overall in both metro Phoenix and the state.
Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center tied with Banner Gateway at No. 14 in Arizona and earned high-performing marks in gastroenterology.
Banner Thunderbird Medical Center ranked No. 5 in metro Phoenix and earned high-performing recognition in eight specialties.
The hospital rankings, said Avery Comarow, U.S. News health rankings editor, are like a GPS-type aid to help steer patients to hospitals with strong skills in the procedures and medical conditions that present the biggest challenges.
“All of these hospitals are the kinds of medical centers that should be on your list when you need the best care,” said Comarow. “They are where other hospitals send the toughest cases.”
The complete rankings and methodology from U.S. News are available at http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals.